The legendary Livingston Studio 1 is back with a bang. This famous North London recording studio has returned to the capital's recording elite after major refurbishment in 2012. Livingston 1, is simply one of the very best London tracking rooms.
Livingston 1's large control room and numerous live spaces have all been completely restored to bring this great facility back to its former glory. As well as a complete cosmetic makeover throughout, its equipment specification has been enhanced substantially with new additions including a 72 channel SSL SL4072 G+ series console, running Ultimation and plenty of new outboard, microphones and backline. Recording can be done onto a Pro Tools HDX rig with 48 ins and outs, or by using the Studer A80 tape machine with a 24 track or 16 track headblock.
Monitoring is via some awesome 3 way Augspurger Duo-12 Monitors with 2 x single 18" subs, Barefoot MicroMain 27 Monitors or some trusty Yamaha NS-10's.
Livingston 1 is of course renowned for its varied recording rooms including a main live area that can accommodate 16-piece string sections and a stunning, larger wooden-floored area with stone and tiled walls, plus acoustic curtains surrounding the room for outstanding acoustic options. In the main live room there is a newly installed Steinway B 1955 New York Grand Piano. This piano was lovingly restored in 2016 and sounds incredible. There are also two large booths and a separate amp room. Studio 1's clients have the sole use of a rec room with Sky TV, Playstation, sound system and luxury sofas. There is also a communal rec room with pool table.
With a history spanning many decades that have welcomed artists such as The Clash, Buena Vista Social Club, Bjork, Billy Bragg, Depeche Mode, Erasure, The Jesus and Mary Chain, REM, Kanye, Muse and Friendly Fires, this studio has a great legacy. Recently, Livingston 1 has recorded or mixed artists such as Ben Howard, Amber Run, Gaslight Anthem, The 1975, Hozier, Grace, Jamie Cullum and Wolf Alice.
There are five parking spaces at the front of the building available for clients to use (for a daily fee).